Sunday, July 25, 2010
Menu Plan Monday...A Different Approach
I wanted to share my new approach to meal planning with you! Momstheword always inspires me to do things that make life easier for my family, and on Mondays she encourages me to share how I Make My Home Sing! Please take a minute to check her out, she is a very inspiring Christian Mom, and her blog is super fun!
I have decided, recently, to take a slightly different approach to meal planning. Instead of planning meals for certain days of the week, I am now making a meal list (1-7). Some days I find that I just don't feel like cooking what is planned, a last minute invite from friends/family comes up, or I simply don't get the meat thawed, any of these can throw off the entire plan! (Oh, the horror!)
Using this plan, I have found that I can incorporate Leftover Buffet days more effectively. If I don't get to a meal on the list, then I already have one planned for the following week.
It has been a long little while since I posted my menu plan...but here goes!
I am cooking a whole chicken in the crock pot on Sunday, so we will be eating a lot of chicken dishes this week!
1. Cheesy-Tomato Chicken and Rice, Green Beans
(crock pot chicken, fresh diced tomatoes from the garden, velvetta cheese, brown rice...casserole style!)
2. Venison Cheddar Meatloaf, Creamed Corn, Broccoli
3. Poppyseed Baked Chicken, Brown Rice, Green Beans
(crock pot chicken, 8oz sour cream, 1 can cream chicken soup, topped with cracker crumbs and
4. Chicken and Dumplins, Sweet Peas
5. Sausage and Cabbage, Scalloped Potatoes
6. Leftover Buffet (when needed)
7. Leftover Buffet (when needed)
Posted by Jess at 4:59 PM